When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: MTCC 203CD

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: School Libraries. Subjects: Advocacy/Outreach, Literacy, and Mental Health.


In this session Dr. Jillian Roberts, child psychologist and author of the World Around Us series, will share strategies for how to empower children to become empathetic problem-solvers. She will equip educators with the tools and strategies they need to answer questions about complex and potentially upsetting topics. Educators will leave feeling confident in their ability to lead difficult but necessary conversations with young children.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes. Aimed at children ages five to eight, the timely books use gentle and appropriate language and follow an accessible question-and-answer format.

The first title in the series, On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. On the News: Our First Talk About Tragedy, gently introduces children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy.

The latest two books in the series, On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice and On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety, publish on February 29, 2019.

Our world is powered by the people. Let’s raise people who care.